After more than a year of setting up and refining TalentIgniter.com, our
unique assessment tool, we are so excited to at last be "live."
As most of our readers probably know, our first
product on TalentIgniter is the Ruf Estimates™ of Levels of Gifted Online Assessment. This is
the result of many, many years of Dr. Ruf's research, experience and work, and
there is nothing else like it.
This inventory, which parents complete online from their own
records of their children's early development, gives an estimate of where a
child fits intellectually compared to others the same age. It gives parents an
idea of the eventual tested IQ range, intellectual strengths and weaknesses,
and then what a child like this needs in order to thrive academically, socially,
and emotionally - at home and at school. The Ruf Estimates™ Developmental
Milestones information is from birth to age six (although, for exceptionally
bright youngsters, it can be done as early as age 3). The whole idea is to arm
parents with important information before they choose a school, before
their child starts underachieving or having any problems in school. One size
does not fit all, so parents need to know what their own children need and how
their own children are likely to fare in school. Dr. Ruf has always been concerned about
empowering parents to make more of their own decisions regarding their
children's educations, and helping them educate themselves is the first step in
The heart and hallmark of TalentIgniter will always be the Ruf Estimates™ of Levels of Gifted Online Assessment. However, our long range goal is to provide a "cradle
to grave" site which will offer tools to help both children and adults make the
most of their innate abilities. Soon we will be adding tools and resources
about personality differences, gender differences, Ruf Estimates™ for adults, and
Our low introductory price for The Ruf Estimates™ Online
Assessment, $45, is available until October 1. This introductory rate includes a free
one-year membership to TalentIgniter. Members will receive monthly newsletters, will receive discounts on our new products as they are developed, and will have access to our online Forum. In addition, the site will provide a regular blog about gifted issues.
take a look at TalentIgniter. Once you've looked at our Home page, we suggest
you click on the Ruf Estimates tab and read How
Smart Is My Child? Using the Ruf Estimates™ of Levels of Gifted.
We hope you will visit
TalentIgniter. Please let us know what you think by sending a note to me at email@example.com.